The Steelers have re-signed cornerback William Gay, the Trib reports. Gay will provide depth at the position and will play in some passing defenses. After a long offseason that featured lots of worries about the cornerback position, the Steelers have all the important corners from last year back in the fold. That might not be saying much, since cornerback wasn’t exactly a strength last year, but they’ve also added draft picks Curtis Brown and Cortez Allen to the mix.
Gay had been an unrestricted free agent. He played all 16 games last year and recorded 48 tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble.
Ike Taylor and Bryant McFadden are the Steelers’ starting corners. It remains to be seen how playing time will be distributed between Gay, Keenan Lewis, Crezdon Butler, Brown and Allen. Taylor isn’t able to practice this week after having just signed his contract, so Lewis is practicing with the Steelers’ first-team defense.
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